We bring together evidence-based resources for school communities to identify bullying, prevent bullying, and respond to bullying behaviours.
Research shows that 87% of bullying incidents have peer witnesses. The most effective anti-bullying approaches promote positive bystander behaviour, or upstander behaviour.
The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework acknowledges the strong interconnections between student safety, student wellbeing, positive relationships and learning. Bullying is less likely to occur in a caring, respectful and supportive teaching and learning community.
The framework’s five evidence-based elements help schools implement a planned whole-school approach to promote student safety and wellbeing and to prevent and respond to bullying, when it does happen.
In preventing and responding to bullying in schools, it is important to focus on environments where bullying happens, including:
- in the classroom
- on the playground and other areas.
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